DJ Zinhle Biography
DJ Zinhle, who was born as Ntombezihnle Jiyane, is a South African deejay. She has served as the resident DJ on the SABC1 music show Jika Majika. Additionally, she hosted her radio show on YFM.
She is also an actress, having appeared on television series like Rhythm City and eKasi: Our Stories. Zinhle is the first female DJ ever to release a house compilation in South Africa. At first, Zinhle wanted to become a TV presenter.
Her brother Zak owned a company that hired out sound equipment. Zak had so much love for music that he would always de-stress through mixing vinyl at home. One day he showed her how to mix. Her first proper gig happened when she was helping her brother set up for an event. The DJ was late and she stepped in.
Dj Zinhle Age
Ntombezinhle Jiyane was born on 30th December 1983 in Dannhauser, South Africa. Her mother is Jabu Jiyane.
Dj Zinhle Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of around R22 million as of 2019. Also, the famous deejay owns a house worth several millions of South African Rands. Mostly, she makes her money from deejaying and the other partial income from her songs.
Dj Zinhle and AKA
For some time, there have been controversies surrounding Zinhle’s love relationship. Back in the days, she used to date AKA and there were rumors that they got married. Later, the two-part ways after assertions emerged that her boyfriend was cheating on her with another woman.
Similarly, AKA was dating Bonang Matheba who is another female celebrity in the country. The two were seen on several occasions, but like Zinhle and Brandon, the relationship collapsed. However, still, her boyfriend continued hauling insults at her through social media during that time. Even recently, AKA was bragging on social media by telling her to delete his parents’ photos from her phone since they had long separated.
To the surprise of many, Zinhle and AKA appears to have put the past behind. A picture of the two sharing a kiss during AKA’s Orchestra On the Square concert last weekend went viral, fueling rumors that the two decided to give love a second chance.
Then this past weekend DJ Zinhle jetted off to Los Angeles to support AKA at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. Since then, “wedding” and “marriage” are two words that have been heavily associated with Zinhle and AKA. Fans have been asking when AKA and Zinhle are going to just tie the knot.DJ Zinhle is usually quiet on matters of her personal life and made it clear that she is not about that life.
Her fans quickly flooded Twitter with comments, with some saying she’s accomplished a lot and therefore has no reason to aspire to marriage, while some simply laughed at the stinging clap back.
The two are said to have spent the better part of their Sunday night together at the Sun Arena at Times Square in Pretoria. The internet erupted when the picture came to the limelight with many expressing their frustrations on her. To them, accepting AKA back was a weakness they never expected from her. But all in all, love always wins.
Dj Zinhle and Bonang Matheba
However, since her very public breakup with her then-boyfriend and baby daddy, rapper AKA, the star’s love life is always in the limelight and she still gets asked about her breakup.
As you probably know, AKA cheated on DJ Zinhle (while she was pregnant) with Bonang Matheba. Fans chose their sides and lawyers got involved too, it was a lot! Now in a recent interview with Durban’s East Coast Radio, Zinhle revealed that she is cool with Bonang, forgave her and knows that AKA still loves her.
When radio host Bongani Mtolo asked Zinhle if she forgave “the other person involved”, referring to Bonang. Zinhle was quick with her response, saying, “Yeah totally. Forgiveness is the gift you give yourself, so I had to forgive everyone because the longer you hold on to anger resentment, it doesn’t affect anyone else but you.”
Bongani then asked what happens when she meets Bonang in public, Zinhle said, “…we’ve never been friends before that, I think that’s the mistake… but we cool, we don’t look at each other funny … we are decent girls, we are good girls…”
Dj Zinhle and Brendon Naidoo
During the separation period with AKA, she fell in love with Brendon Naidoo, the famous South African businessperson. But she was already pregnant with Rapper AKA child Kairo Owethu Forbes (born in 2015) when their relationship ended. The relationship lasted for a year than the two stopped seeing each other.
DJ Zinhle Baby/Child
The couple is parents of a beautiful daughter Kairo Owethu Forbes. Kairo Owethu Forbes was born in 2015.
DJ Zinhle House
In the whole of 2017, she was living in a rented house because she was still waiting for her house to be complete. Gladly, the female Dj is now a homeowner. She recently completed building herself an extravagant house that has kept people talking all day long.
To say the least, the house is an inspiration to many people looking to build a house in 2019. Zinhle moved into her place ages ago but has slowly been beautifying the place up, giving fans a glimpse of her place on occasion.
From giant flower murals in her walk-in closet to all-white furniture, Zinhle has made her home into a sanctuary and serious #HouseGoals. She is a leader in the interior decorating game if you don’t believe then just check out her crib.
She stepped onto the South African DJ scene at a time when it was still very much of a man’s world. However, this talented lady quickly managed to turn some heads with her crazy skills on the decks. She even grabbed the attention of some of Mzansi’s most respected DJs, such as DJ Oskido. Today she has become one of the best female house DJs in SA.
According to her, trying to be a deejay was the best mistake she has ever made. Much of her wanted to be a television presenter. She only got into it because of chance and circumstance. Her brother Zak owned a company that hired out sound equipment. One day he showed her how mixing works.
Her first proper gig happened when she was helping her brother set up for an event. The DJ was late, so Zinhle stepped in and the rest, as they say, is history. Well, not quite… She did, after all, have to break some ground by entering an industry dominated by men.
Dj Zinhle Jika Majika
Zinhle always knew she wanted to work in entertainment and initially trained to be a TV presenter. It seems she was destined to appear on our screens, despite career change, as she got her first big break with the dance show Jika Majika.
Jika Majika is a popular SABC1 youth show that showcases the latest dance moves. Zinhle was a resident DJ for the show from 2006 to 2009, this pushed Zinhle into the spotlight and made her a household name.
DJ Zinhle Songs
4. Against The Grain
- My Name Is
6. Terry Hunter Bang Is
7. Black Motion Ritual Mix
8. Banna Madisasi
10. Renato Xtrova
11. Thabzen Bibo
- DJ X Trio
14. Da Capo & Punk Surreal Experience
15. DJ Garphie Africa to Brazil
16. Monocles & Slezz Township Dub
- House n Hd Mix
18. Alpha & Olmega Drum Arena
19. Blaq Soul Zulu Dance
20. Francesco Tarantini Rework
Dj Zinhle FUSE
She has been at the forefront of developing and educating aspirant female deejays. In 2009, DJ Zinhle partnered with Nomndeni Mdaki to launch The Firm Understanding of Sound Entertainment Academy (FUSE), the first DJing academy in South Africa that specifically targets female DJs. Their vision was to empower young females interested in a career within the entertainment industry. Through the DJ Zinhle Scholarship, this goal will continue to be realized.
FUSE Academy aims to empower young talented females in becoming DJ’s and the approach adopted by FUSE is a holistic one aimed at identifying and nurturing talent.
“I’m excited to be part of this program, the thought of even one woman receiving the opportunity to change their life makes me happy. I can’t wait to meet and work with whoever is deserving of this life-changing opportunity.” – Zinhle.
Dj Zinhle Achievements
With over a decade in the entertainment industry, below are some of DJ Zinhle’s big achievements:
- In 2009, Mail & Guardian nominated her as one of the 300 “Young South African You Have to Take to Lunch”.
2. She is a SAMA 19 song of the year nominee, 12th Metro FM Awards song of the year nominee and a Channel O Awards nominee.
3. In 2014, Bona Magazine named her as one 10 of SA’s Most Influential Women.
- Oprah Magazine named her as one of 21 Powerful African Women In 2014.
5. In 2016, Channel 24 named the 4th Most Powerful Celeb in South Africa.
She is Glamour Magazine’s Woman of Year for 2016.
- In 2016, she was ranked as the second MOST INFLUENTIAL YOUNG SOUTH AFRICAN in an annual award and ranking scheme for young South African Achievers between 15-40 years.
7. In 2017, she designed and showcased a fashion line alongside a young designer Chesney Williams at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg.
Dj Zinhle Book
Zinhle was promoting her book, “Meeting Your Power – Returning Home to Yourself”. The book is empowerment for today’s women. She authored the book together with Nokubonga Mbanga.
According to Amazon, the book reminds that power is inside all of us and that your journey to empowerment begins with you. It is a story about the two authors in their ups and downs.